Photographing Shows and events, avoiding flash!

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  1. RobertaForster

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    Hi people, I'm new here and I'd like to ask your help

    I'm a photography lover but just a begginer. I would like to take photos of shows, concerts, events. I had my first experience at the Scorpions concert in Manaus, Brazil. I used a Canon EOS IX7, 58mm and a external flash, I don't know much about equipement yet... I'd like to avoid flash for these situations because it kills the natural illumination, but trying without flash, I just can make smudged pics :S There's some special lens for this kind of photography situation?
    Look the pictures I took there http://www.flickr.com/photos/scorpions_manaus2007/page2/
    The pictures of the concert are in the page 2 till the page 5

    Huggs
     
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    What ISO Are you shooting with when not using the flash
     
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    I think it's ISO 200
     
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    I've shot a few concerts and bar bands. Bar bands are hard to get great pics for the low lighting in smaller setups. But in either situation I bump my iso to at least 800 or more without a flash usually 1600 gives great light but it does produce some noise. But at 800 I can still bump up the light in PP and they are good enough for 8x10's in quality.
     
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    Try out f/ 1.8 and f/ 1.4 lenses, those specialize in low light. You'll still have to bump up your ISO's though.
     
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    Hmmm thanks for your reply... I think I need other equipement because my camera uses film APS and I just can fint this filme as ISO 200 =/
     
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    They make Aps film in higher than 200. 400 speed film would still give you good results
     
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    Thank you, I'll try to find it but this film is hard to find here in Brazil, I think I'll try to get another camera with common film... :-|
     
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    Just wondering, but why do you use film and not digital?
     
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    A professional digital camera is too much expensive here in brazil, I'll buy a digital camera but for now all I have is the film option... :)
     
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    I have respect for film.

    Even though I've never shot a single roll of it. :er:
     

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